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A national survey of inpatient medication systems in English NHS hospitals

McLeod, M; Ahmed, Z; Barber, N; Franklin, BD; (2014) A national survey of inpatient medication systems in English NHS hospitals. BMC Health Services Research , 14 (1) , Article 93. 10.1186/1472-6963-14-93. Green open access

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Abstract

Systems and processes for prescribing, supplying and administering inpatient medications can have substantial impact on medication administration errors (MAEs). However, little is known about the medication systems and processes currently used within the English National Health Service (NHS). This presents a challenge for developing NHS-wide interventions to increase medication safety. We therefore conducted a cross-sectional postal census of medication systems and processes in English NHS hospitals to address this knowledge gap.

Type: Article
Title: A national survey of inpatient medication systems in English NHS hospitals
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-93
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-93
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 McLeod et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated. PMCID: PMC3943404
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy > Practice and Policy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1423851
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